TEMPE (Ariz.) — The Arizona CardinalsThey traded their first-round selection to the Baltimore RavensThursday: Wide receiver in exchange Marquise “Hollywood” BrownThe 100th pick in the draft
This move brings together Brown and Cardinals quarterbacks Kyler MurrayThey were both teammates at the University of Oklahoma from 2017 to 2018. Both players were drafted in 2019, with Murray being drafted first to the Cardinals, and Brown being drafted 25th. Murray won the Heisman Trophy in 2018 as the Sooners' starter. Brown, who was also the Sooners' starting quarterback, had 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns from 75 catches.
Brown has 2,361 yards, 21 touchdowns and 46 career games since joining the NFL. Brown is coming off a career best season, which saw him record 91 receptions as well as 1,008 yards.
The Cardinals have lost one of their top receivers. Christian KirkIn free agency, the position will be made a priority in this draft.
Brown, 24, was productive, but inconsistent during his three seasons in Baltimore. Brown had 195 receptions, 2,361 yards and 21 touchdown catches.
Brown became the first Baltimore wide receiver ever to exceed 1,000 yards receiving after Mike Wallace five years ago. Brown had seven dropped passes and six touchdown catches.
Last month, Ravens quarterback Lamar JacksonI laughed at the suggestion that social media could be used to promote health and wellness. Kansas City Chiefsshould trade for Brown
“Excuse my French real quick sir … But HELL NAW! Jackson replied on Twitter in March.
Brown sent Jackson a tweet saying goodbye on Thursday night. He wrote: “Wishes I coulda played for my brotha forever, but ima see ya at the top @Lj_era8.”
Wish I could have played forever with my brotha, but I'm going to see you at the top @Lj_era8 🤞🏿💯
— Hollywood Brown (@Primetime_jet) April 29, 2022
Eric DeCosta, Ravens general manger, said that Brown's $13.4million option would still be available to the team after the season. But Baltimore never actually did.
Brown has been traded to the Ravens, and now their top wide receivers are Rashod Bateman, Devin DuvernayJames Proche Tylan Wallace. Baltimore needs a wide receiver.
This report was contributed by Jamison Hensley, ESPN.